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Art & Exhibits

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

One Fell Swoop (2019), Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO. Photo: Scott Dressel-Martin.
Chatfield Farms

One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty

On View Now
Outdoor
Chatfield Farms

Dougherty’s immersive sculpture at Chatfield Farms in Littleton, CO is created by weaving flexible saplings and branches into a complex and whimsical architectural form.

Sendi Issanti, Phalaenopsis sp., watercolor, 2013. Artwork © Sendi Issanti.
York Street

Garden & Haven: Botanical Art and Illustration

Opening Summer 2020
Indoor
York Street

In honor of its 40th anniversary, Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art and Illustration highlights gardens as places of sanctuary and renewal through a special...

Xolotl: Dios Perro, Photograph by E&M photo (www.eandmphoto.com).
York Street

Alebrije: Xólotl: Dios Perro

Oct. 10, 2020 - Nov. 15, 2020
Indoor
York Street

In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts the monumental sculpture Xólotl: Dios Perro (Xólotl: Dog Deity) by contemporary Mexican artist Oscar...

Image Credits: Jody Guralnick, Prima Lingua, detail, 72 x 48 inches, oil and acrylic on two panels, 2018.
York Street

Prima Lingua: First Words of the Earth

Nov. 7, 2020 – Feb. 21, 2021
Indoor
York Street

Aspen-based artist Jody Guralnick explores the intersection of science and art, bringing to light the microscopic and often unnoticed structures of lichens, mushrooms, molds and...

Traveling Exhibits

Vegetable and mason jar painting

V for Vegetables

Available from August 2020
Indoor
V for Vegetables

Explore the victory gardening movement in this traveling exhibit.

Skeleton sculpture

La Calavera Catrina

Available Now
Outdoor
La Calavera Catrina

Experience the rich history and iconography of La Catrina through colorful and joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures with this traveling exhibit.

Past Exhibits

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Alchemy Garden: Works by Bonny Lhotka
York Street

Alchemy Garden: Works by Bonny Lhotka

August 1, 2009 - September 20, 2009
Indoor
York Street

A commentary on humankind’s relationship with nature, Alchemy Garden explores the remarkable intersection of botanical resources and digital technology through Bonny Lhotka’s artworks.

Extinction: Artists Respond
York Street

Extinction: Artists Respond

May 23, 2009 - July 28, 2009
Indoor
York Street

Juried by Simon Zalkind and Ivar Zeile, this exhibition asks contemporary artists to interpret the concepts, problems and issues of ultimate finality.

RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado
York Street

RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado

March 7, 2009 - May 17, 2009
Indoor
York Street

Plants depicted in exquisite botanical illustrations are identified in part with the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. RARE was organized by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists to...

Paleobotanical Illustrations by Marjorie Leggitt
York Street

Paleobotanical Illustrations by Marjorie Leggitt

February 7, 2009 - April 26, 2009
Indoor
York Street

Nationally recognized scientific illustrator Marjorie Leggitt transforms the mysterious lines and shadows of fossils into understandable and recognizable shapes that add to our knowledge of...

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